Morris Adjmi Architects

41 Great Jones

18,000 square feet
7 stories, 3 units
New York, New York

To transform this 1890 store-and-loft building into a contemporary three-unit condominium, its Renaissance Revival façade was repaired and restored, including cast-iron columns and wrought-iron fire escape baskets. Details that had been lost to time, like the original wood-and-glass storefront and metal cornice, were recreated from historic photographs.

While the exterior of 41 Great Jones was meticulously restored, its interior was completely transformed. The building is now occupied by three distinctive condominium units: a 4,000-square-foot, three-story maisonette with a double-height industrial-inspired window wall looking onto a private garden, a 4,000-square-foot duplex unit, and a 4,500-square-foot penthouse with an exclusive roof deck and private terrace.

Each dwelling features large, open spaces and original brick walls that have been sandblasted as a subtle homage to the sandblasting company that historically occupied the building. The clean, spacious interiors provide a soothing counterpoint to the textured industrial façade. Wide-plank oak floors and large stone slabs are prominently featured throughout the residences.

41 Great Jones’ minimalist interiors are defined by 10-inch wide wide-plank oak floors and large marble slabs. These subtle but bold materials serve as a calming counterpoint to the building’s ornate exterior. Original exposed brick walls were carefully sandblasted to add warmth and texture.